ANN ARBOR — Two of Dykema’s Ann Arbor-based attorneys, James M. Cameron Jr. and Heidi Naasko, have been named recipients of the Washtenaw County Bar Association’s 3rd Annual Pro Bono/Public Service Award.
The Pro Bono/Public Service Award is bestowed annually to a lawyer or organization that has made significant contributions to pro bono and/or public service work. Cameron and Naasko were recognized as having demonstrated exemplary and long-standing commitment to provide legal representation and counsel to those who otherwise would be denied access to justice, and for extraordinary service to the community.
Cameron, a commercial litigator, has practiced law for more than three-and-a-half decades, all with Dykema. In addition to leading the Firm’s Ann Arbor office, Cameron has tried numerous product liability and medical malpractice cases on behalf of manufacturers and hospitals, is experienced in a broad array of commercial matters, has handled numerous commercial and constitutional cases for public school districts and public universities, and works closely with corporate clients on business plans, contract negotiation and litigation prevention counseling.
As National Pro Bono Counsel, Naasko administers Dykema’s program that leverages the firm’s resources to satisfy the unmet legal needs of individuals and organizations in local communities. In addition to her leadership of the firm’s Pro Bono efforts, Naasko maintains a substantive poverty law practice and specializes in representing unaccompanied immigrant children who are victims of human trafficking. She also represents domestic violence survivors in divorce, child custody, immigration and personal protection matters.